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Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

mer (plural mers)

  1. (chemistry) A repeat unit: a structural unit which through repetition forms a polymer.
    • 2010, Mikell P. Groover, Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing (4th Edition), page 9:
      A polymer is a compound formed of repeating structural units called mers, whose atoms share electrons to form very large molecules.

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

mer pl (plural only)

  1. (fantasy) merpeople
    • 2013, Missy Fleming, Into the Deep, page 65:
      There are mermaids and mermen everywhere. They swim above us and linger in nooks and arched doorways. It's impossible not to stare. The mer are as diverse as humans—all ages, size, shape, and color.

Etymology 3 edit

See mayor.

Noun edit

mer (plural mers)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of mayor and mair.

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Aromanian edit

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Etymology 1 edit

From Late Latin mēlum, from Latin mālum. Compare Daco-Romanian măr.

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mer n (plural meari/meare)

  1. apple
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Etymology 2 edit

From Vulgar Latin *mēlus, from Latin mālus.

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mer m (plural meri)

  1. apple tree
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Catalan edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin merus.

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mer (feminine mera, masculine plural mers, feminine plural meres)

  1. mere, simple

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Faroese edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse merr, from Proto-Germanic *marhijō.

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mer f (genitive singular merar, plural merar)

  1. mare, female horse
    Synonym: ryssa

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f6 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mer merin merar merarnar
Accusative mer merina merar merarnar
Dative mer merini merum merunum
Genitive merar merarinnar mera meranna

French edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Middle French mer, from Old French mer, from Latin mare, from Proto-Italic *mari, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

The word is almost unparalleled as a Latin neuter that has become feminine without being a backformation from a plural in -a (French -e). This has been ascribed to the influence of terre (land). In most other Romance languages it is a masculine, the main exception being Romanian mare f.

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Noun edit

mer f (plural mers)

  1. (countable) sea (large body of water)
    • 2018, Zaz, J'aime, j'aime:
      J’aime, j’aime, j’aime la solitude parfois. mais j’aime pas les cris quand ils ne s’arrêtent pas, quand les émotions me plongent en mer enragée, quand le manque de moi me fait divaguer.
      I love, I love, I sometimes love the loneliness/solitude. But I don't love the crying [cries] when it [they] won't stop, when the emotions plunge me into the enraged sea, when the absence of myself makes me wander.
  2. (uncountable, used with the definite article) the ocean (the continuous body of salt water covering a majority of the Earth's surface)
    Synonym: océan

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Descendants edit

  • Antillean Creole: lanmè
  • Haitian Creole: lanmè
  • Volapük: mel

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Hungarian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Ugric *märɜ- (to believe, have faith in dare).[1]

Verb edit

mer

  1. (auxiliary with an infinitive) to dare (to have the courage to do something)
    Nem merek bemenni.I don’t dare to enter / I daren’t enter.
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Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Ugric *märɜ- (to dive, plunge).[2]

Verb edit

mer

  1. (transitive) to ladle, scoop (to get some liquid or grainy substance out of somewhere by turning in a bowl-shaped object and let it fill)
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(With verbal prefixes):

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References edit

  1. ^ Entry #1806 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics.
  2. ^ Entry #1805 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics.

Further reading edit

  • (to dare): mer in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (to ladle): mer in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Hunsrik edit

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Pronoun edit

mer

  1. unstressed dative of ich.

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Livonian edit

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Finnic *meri. Akin to Finnish meri.

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Noun edit

me'r

  1. sea

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Lolopo edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Loloish *mo² (Bradley). Cognate with Nuosu (mo mu).

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mer 

  1. (Yao'an) sky, heaven

Luxembourgish edit

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Pronoun edit

mer

  1. unstressed form of mir

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Middle French edit

Etymology edit

From Old French mer, from Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun edit

mer f (plural mers)

  1. sea (large body of water)

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Mòcheno edit

Etymology edit

From Middle High German mir, from Old High German mir, from Proto-Germanic *miz, dative and instrumental of *ek. Cognate with German mir, English me.

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mer

  1. dative of i: me, to me

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Northern Kurdish edit

 
mer

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Noun edit

mer f

  1. spade (a garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging)

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse meiri.

Adjective edit

mer

  1. comparative degree of mye

Adverb edit

mer

  1. more; used in forming the comparative form of long/foreign adjectives

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Old French edit

Etymology edit

From Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun edit

mer oblique singularf (oblique plural mers, nominative singular mer, nominative plural mers)

  1. sea (large body of water)

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Old Saxon edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *maiz.

Adverb edit

mēr

  1. more

Pennsylvania German edit

Etymology 1 edit

Cognate to German wir, mir.

Pronoun edit

mer

  1. we, first person plural nominative pronoun.
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Etymology 2 edit

Cognate to German mir.

Pronoun edit

mer

  1. dative of ich: me, to me
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Etymology 3 edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronoun edit

mer

  1. one, indefinite third person singular nominative pronoun.

References edit

  • Kate Burridge, Changes with Pennsylvania German, in Ethnosyntax (2002), page 226: mer saage nett [] (we don't say [] )

Polish edit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl
 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from French maire. Doublet of major.

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mer m pers

  1. mayor (in France and other countries, the chief executive of the municipal government of a city, borough, etc.)
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Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from English mer, from Ancient Greek μέρος (méros).

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mer m inan

  1. (chemistry) mer, repeat unit
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noun

Further reading edit

  • mer in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • mer in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romansch edit

Alternative forms edit

  • mar (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader)

Etymology edit

From Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

Noun edit

mer m (plural mers)

  1. (Puter) sea

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Swedish mēr, from Old Norse meir, from Proto-Germanic *maiz.

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Adjective edit

mer

  1. Comparative form of mycket, used in construction of comparative form of certain adjectives; more.

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Walloon edit

Etymology edit

From Old French mer, from Latin mare, from Proto-Indo-European *móri.

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mer ? (plural mers)

  1. sea

Welsh edit

Adjective edit

mer

  1. Nasal mutation of ber (short).

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
ber fer mer unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.